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The death and life of great American cities

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1961] ©1961
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Binding)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.
Death and life of great American cities.
[New York] Random House [1961]
(OCoLC)608829786
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Jacobs
OCLC Number: 500754
Description: 458 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Peculiar nature of cities: Uses of sidewalks, safety; Uses of sidewalks, contact; Uses of sidewalks, assimilating children; Uses of neighborhood parks; Uses of city neighborhoods --
Conditions for city diversity: Generators of diversity; Need for mixed primary uses; Need for small blocks; Need for aged buildings; Need for concentration; Some myths about diversity --
Forces of decline and regeneration: Self-destruction of diversity; curse of border vacuums; Unslumming and slumming; Gradual money and cataclysmic money --
Different tactics: Subsidizing dwellings; Erosion of cities or attrition of automobiles; Visual order, its limitations and possibilities; Salvaging projects; Governing and planning districts; Kind of problem a city is.
Responsibility: Jane Jacobs.

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